SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The surprising run in the NJSIAA North 2, Group 1 Tournament by the tenth seed Jonathan Dayton Bulldogs girls soccer team came to an end Monday afternoon when they lost a hard fought match 3-2 to eleventh seed Verona High School.
The first half was scoreless with both teams not being able to complete some good scoring opportunities. Verona broke the deadlock with a goal at the 33 minute 30 second mark of the second half. They followed up with another goal an extended their lead to 2-0.
Dayton clawed back with two goals by Carina Servello. Her first goal came when she converted a crossing shot from Caitlynn McTernan for a goal. She tied the game by scoring on a penalty kick at the nine minute 35 second mark. Verona responded with a goal at the eight minute mark.
The Bulldogs goalie Jordyn Sievert had a very active day in the net, especially in the second half when Verona’s offense seemed much more aggressive.
After the game, Dayton’s Coach Matt Lynch said, “This was a great season and something and we can build on it. I am very proud of this team and thank the seniors for their leadership.”
The seniors are Sophie Pleva, Jessica Micolta and Justine Ventistette.
For the season Dayton was 10-10-2.